Alberta’s Labour Force Statistics

Get the latest update on Alberta’s Labour Force such as most recent unemployment rate for the province as well as the various economic regions within Alberta.  Labour Force Statistics are compiles and distributed monthly.  Highlights are available by 8:00 am on the day of the Labour Force Statistics release. 

Alberta Economic Dashboard

The dashboard compiles the Alberta’s economy’s most important indicators for business in one place.  It provides a quick snapshot of Alberta’s current economic state or provides a gateway for you to explore indicators in more detail. 

The Business Link

business-linkThe Business Link is a not-for-profit organization supported by the Government of Canada (through Western Economic Diversification) and the Government of Alberta (through Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education). While most services are free, a fee may apply to certain publications, seminars and other enhanced services. Just click, call or visit us in our Edmonton location to connect to the information, support and advice you need to help you succeed in business. We also work with a network of business development centres across the province to ensure you have access to resources in your region.

Community Futures – East Central Alberta

Community-FuturesThe Community Futures East Central Alberta office is a community driven, non-profit organization staffed by business professionals and guided by a volunteer Board of Directors. Community Futures provides a wide range of small business services and business management tools for people wanting to start, expand, franchise, or sell a business. They also run a number of specialized business programs, organize exciting business events, and actively work with community and business leaders to foster rural economic growth.

Funded in Western Canada by Western Economic Diversification Canada, Community Futures has been supporting small business and rural economic diversification since 1986. There are 27 Community Futures offices in rural communities throughout Alberta, and a total of 269 across the country.


BizPaL is an innovative online service that provides you with simplified access to information about business permits, licences and other requirements needed to establish, operate and grow your business.

Centre For Business Planning

This library of resources contains links to hundreds of sites offering research materials on every area of planning a business including: venture capital, new products, market analysis, competitive analysis, production management, tax problems, legal issues, financial statements, writing a business plan and much more.

Rural Alberta Business Centre – Camrose

The Rural Alberta Business Centre, Camrose, helping businesses start, grow and thrive in rural Alberta. The business centre is your one-stop access to information, advice, business training and research services to entrepreneurs and business owners.

Western Economic Diversification

For more than 25 years, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has been working to diversify the western economy while improving the quality of life of western Canadians. We aim to be a leader in building a strong, competitive West by focusing on business development, innovation, and community development.

Canadian Grants Business Center

The Canadian Grants Business Center helps small and medium businesses with Government grants, loans, subsidies, and financing.  CGBC educates Canadians on funding programs that are offered through Government services that most businesses are unaware of.  There are programs in many forms that you can apply for.  Visit their website to find out more. 

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Formerly, Canadian Youth Business Foundation (CYBF), Futurpreur Canada is the only national, non-profit organization that provides financing, mentoring, and support tools to aspiring business owners age 18-39. Their mentoring program matches young entrepreneurs with a business expert from a network of more than 2,800 volunteer mentors.

Alberta Government – Small Business Resources

This is your gateway to Alberta Small Business Resources. This is a directory of business resources for new and established entrepreneurs.  Visit the website to learn about strategies and initiatives underway to drive small business in Alberta.

Alberta Women Entrepreneurs

This is a not-for-profit organization that provides unique programs and services to women through mentoring, AWE logoadvising, financing, and skills and network development.  Visit their website to see a listing of current events and find out more about what they are offering.

 Canada Business Network

This is Government of Canada’s gateway to information, resources, and assistance for new and existing businesses.  If you are starting, managing, financing, or growing a business in Canada, then this is the place to start.

Leadership Grants Organization

This is an international funding organization that provides cash awards and in-kind resources to small business owners and entrepreneurs to start or grow a small business.  If you are starting a business in Canada Leadership Grants program might be for you.


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